Well, I've kept my peace for a couple of weeks now to make sure not to jinx it but my Padres have taken control of the National West. For you all folks not into baseball, you can go to yer next website of choice...for the rest of you into the national pastime, it's been a great season.
The Padres started off cold but lately they have literally MOWED down the competition and not all just fluffer teams like the American League East gets to get big on (Tampa Bay, Detroit). Teams like National League central leaders the St. Louis Cardinals and National League east contenders Atlanta and Florida. Sad to say but it makes my day when they pummel the likes of the hapless Giants and Dodgers--both of which I loathe.
The Swingin' Friars have been so hot lately (best franchise start EVER) that I fear the day when it all comes crashing down because anyone who follows baseball knows, it's all a game of peaks and valleys (unless yer the 1998 Yanks). But luckily the victories keep coming from different aspects of the team. Some days, it's different batters tearing it up. Other days, the bullpen saves the day. Others, the starting pitchers go all 9 to give the relievers extra rest.
Against all better judgement, I predict here and now a I-5 World Series. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs the San Diego Padres of San Diego. (BTW the I-5 is the highway that connects San Diego to Anaheim).
How I see the playoffs shaking out: White Sox takes on Rangers (wild card). Red Sox (sorry don't think the O's have enough in the tank to keep it up and the Yankees pitching is really horrible this year) against Anaheim.
Anaheim against the Rangers. Anaheim advances to WS.
The National League playoffs would go: STL vs Braves. Padres vs Marlins. Padres take down the fish to face the Cards.
Padres advance to the WS vs Anaheim. I do like the Rangers tho (always love the underdog teams) and think the Pads-Rangers would be awesome just to see how low the ratings could be for a World Series. But hell, aren't we just sick of the BoSox and all the east coast Baseball coverage on ESPN anyway?!
--cue sound of chirping crickets--
Let the flaming begin!
Monday, May 30, 2005